Is menopause the end of a sexier you?
Don’t let it be! In fact, in many ways, life has just begun at menopause. Many people choose to have plastic surgery after menopause to correct, refresh, or enhance their bodies and boost their self-esteem. Let plastic surgery be a liberating gift to yourself.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MENOPAUSE
For many women, menopause may mean a new phase in their lives; not only does it signal the time for them to shift their focus from their children to themselves, it also means a new exciting beginning of personal discovery!
On the other hand, along with these life changes come many physical changes to their bodies. One of the many effects is weight gain that occurs as hormones decrease and metabolism slows down. At the same time, fat in the body redistributes which causes a higher volume of fat in the abdominal area. The skin’s supportive tissues, collagen, and elastin also break down causing the skin to sag and lose volume.
While menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, they do not have to deal with the negative changes it brings. The Menopause Makeover is specially designed to address specific concerns that often result from hormonal changes, including facial aging, weight gain, body contour irregularities, and breast deflation.
Certainly, the difference between young layer of fat, subcutaneous tissue fuller due to estrogen. Menopause is arupt change of estrogen sudden change shrink in subcutaneous tissue. Suddenly.
FACELIFT / NECKLIFT
The face and neck are the most notable of areas following menopause whereby the subcutaneous fat tissues shrink significantly, causing a woman’s appearance to look saggy and aged.
A facelift or necklift is a set of procedures that enhances the appearance of the neck and face by correcting sagging facial muscles, remove loose skin and improve facial contours. With more invasive facelifts, there is a wider range of facial correction and more drastic and permanent results as compared to less invasive facelifts.
One common query I often get is “Should I wait until after menopause to have a facelift?” The answer is NO. There isn’t exactly a starting point for menopause, as it is a process that occurs slowly over years. When a facelift is done at an earlier age, patients can enjoy the benefits for longer. Therefore, the right time for a facelift is whenever the patient wants it!
EYELID / EYEBROW SURGERY
Depending on the patient’s needs, either an eyelid surgery or an eyebrow surgery can help to rectify and improve the eye region to bring back the sparkle of youth in the eyes. By removing any excess tissues in the eyelid, or by lifting the eyebrows, patients can look forward to younger and more energetic looking eyes! There are minor procedures available in the clinic that only require local anesthesia and have minimal downtime.
ABDOMINOPLASTY / LIPOSUCTION
For women concerned that they have lost their waistline contour, abdominoplasty can help provide a firmer, trimmer abdomen, by repairing stretched out abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat. Sometimes, liposuction is also added to address specific problem areas, such as the love handles, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, back, and arms. The fat from liposuction of these problem areas can then go through purification and be used to enhance various other areas such as the breasts, buttocks, hand rejuvenation, facial rejuvenation, and even vaginal rejuvenation! The process—fat grafting—restores volume naturally into sunken areas.
BREAST LIFT / BREAST AUGMENTATION
One of the significant changes occurs in the breast during menopause. Breasts are subjected to sagging and shrinking during hormonal changes when the estrogen level drops. Having a breast lift (with or without breast enhancement) will definitely redefine the breast shape and balance the feminine silhouette.
NON-INVASIVE FACIAL PROCEDURES
For those who aren’t quite ready to undergo surgery, non-invasive procedures are great alternatives. These include:
Botulinum toxin, brand name Botox©, is great for relaxing muscles which causes deep expression lines on the forehead. Sometimes, it also gives the effect of an eyebrow lift when the brow muscle is relaxed.
- Dermal fillers
Injectable fillers replace the volume in your face that is lost with age. They are injected into the lines and wrinkles in the face to plump up and provide a more youthful look.
Threadlift is a temporary solution to provide physical lifting in the cheek areas by using special threads laid under the skin. I recommend this treatment for patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues and want a quick fix for a special occasion.
Microdermabrasion helps to exfoliate any built up skin cells on the skin surface to reveal a glowing, youthful, and healthier looking skin. As this treatment causes the skin to be pink and sensitive for a few hours after treatment, I recommend it be booked a day or two ahead of any special occasion.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tone loose skin without any surgery. It uses the body’s own healing response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
MY ADVICE FOR YOU: MENOPAUSE MAKEOVER
I have seen many women living their lives to their fullest after menopause hits. Instead of constantly stressing and caring for their children or the household, they start to explore their own interest by taking up new activities to constantly enrich their lives.
While regular exercise and eating the right healthy foods can definitely help to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, it isn’t wrong for women to turn to surgery to help give them an extra boost. In fact, it might be the event that kick starts a brand new life, both physically and mentally. Every woman deserves to feel confident, youthful, and beautiful no matter what age!
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.